Olivia Rodrigo: A-
The competition is fierce when it comes to access to iconic archival moments, and this 1995 Versace gown worn by Linda Evangelista is a clear example. On Rodrigo, it’s also giving off Marilyn Monroe vibes, but the red lip and easy hair keep it cool and of-the-now.
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Jon Batiste: C-
He could be the fifth Beatle from the Sgt. Pepper era in this ensemble. Sadly, that time isn’t remembered for its fashion splendor, and the effort feels costume-y and trying too hard. However, the look would be ideal for an intergalactic symposium.
Miley Cyrus: A
She has it all going here. It’s Cleopatra meets Barbarella under the genius of John Galliano for Maison Margiela, referencing a fall 1997 Galliano creation. It’s only been hours but we’re already positive this dress will go down in Grammys history.
Dua Lipa: B+
Lipa loves a metallic, and apparently holiday tinsel, too. The red hair is a beautiful contrast to the silver long-sleeve gown. The sexiness of the cleavage and the side cutouts is perfectly balanced with the slouchiness of the look. The megawatt Tiffany’s necklace and hand bling work perfectly with the casualness of the outfit.
Victoria Monet: A
The bronze goddess was one of the big winners of the night, including with her Versace satin corset gown. The construction plus shine is giving Art Deco inspiration, and reminds us that Donatella Versace is a master of red carpet magic. The Bulgari Serpenti necklace provided the final seal of chic.
Jacob Collier: D
This looks like we took fashion acid — and we’re having a bad trip. The patchwork nightmare pants and matching blazer only got worse when paired with the Pepto pink turtleneck. And the hairspray is a bit heavy handed. For future, he could use the pants alone for a Blanche Devereaux “Golden Girls” festival.
21 Savage: B+
This is a great example of how to reinterpret a black-tie suit. The angular double-breasted shape together with the stud accents and leather gloves make a very sleek and modern look.
Doja Cat: B-
It’s a very ingenious idea to use the naked dress trend to enhance the hand-painted tattoos (including the designer’s name on the forehead). Is this the new standard for logomania? We just wish the dress fit a little bit better — she looks uncomfortable and here’s hoping she can breathe.
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